Category: Vendors

Resolving extends mobile-first approach internationally

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Well-established in France, Resolving is extending its mobile-first application to support international markets and BIM-based processes. The solution captures field progress, conformity inspections, commissioning and other field activities. There have been numerous changes of ownership among the leading vendors of Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technologies in recent years. The spate of mergers and acquisitions has also …

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RIB revenue up 42% so far in 2020

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Stuttgart, Germany-based RIB Software has been expanding its international footprint in the architecture, engineering and construction Software-as-a-Service space in recent years; Australia’s Projectcentre and Denmark’s Docia were among the group’s early SaaS acquisitions, and it has accelerated its M&A activities in recent years. Now 2,700-strong, it has enjoyed a strong first half of 2020 despite …

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Autodesk criticised by 35 named architects

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Architectural unrest about Autodesk and its support for the industry’s design businesses is growing. Discontent has been simmering for a decade or more, and has led to calls for EU action. The recent open letter to Autodesk from 17 named members of a 25-strong group of leading architects (28 July 2020: Design firms demand change …

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Buildots raises £12m to fund expansion

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Field image capture technology provider Buildots has raised £12m in funding to fuel its expansion plan. Tel Aviv, Israel-based startup Buildots has raised £12m (US$16m) in venture capital backing to fund its expansion plans (reports The Construction Index and TechCrunch). As described in Extranet Evolution in December 2019, Buildots’ solution combines 360-degree body-worn cameras with artificial …

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Design firms demand change at Autodesk

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A group of leading design practices have written an open letter to Andrew Anagnost, president and CEO of Autodesk to express concern at the increasing cost of ownership of Autodesk’s Revit software, its lack of development, and its poor support for interoperability. Seventeen well-known firms, including AHMM, Allies and Morrison, Aukett Swanke, Glenn Howells Architects, …

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thinkproject wins Fehmarn Belt megaproject

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The thinkproject BIM common data environment (CDE) software is to be used during construction of the 18km €6.9bn Fehmarn Belt fixed link between Germany and Denmark. Munich, Germany-based thinkproject‘s BIM ‘common data environment’ (CDE) software is to be used during construction of the €6.9bn (c US$7.74bn or £6.24bn) Fehmarn Belt fixed link. At 18km long, …

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xbim Flex – targeting AEC’s continued reliance on email

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Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK-based xbim is facilitating BIM conversations with its new xbim Flex platform. A recent Extranet Evolution post (15 June 2020: AEC reliance on email remains high, Mail Manager research shows) highlighted the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector’s continued reliance on email for communication. This struck a chord with Steve Lockley of Newcastle, UK-based …

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Nathan Doughty’s new Asite era

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Asite CEO Nathan Doughty talks to Extranet Evolution about COVID-19, industry mergers and future prospects for the UK-based SaaS technology business. 2020 started on a tragic note at Asite. On 2 January, the independent London-based Software-as-a-Service construction collaboration technology vendor announced that Tony Ryan, Asite CEO, had died suddenly, aged 48. Chief operating officer, Nathan …

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RIB Software invests in Chinese tech developer

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Germany’s RIB Software takes a controlling interest in China’s Bochaosoft, adding strong Asian power engineering industry player to its portfolio of products. Stuttgart, Germany-based RIB Software has invested US$28.57M to buy 51% of Bochaosoft, a 350-strong China-based electric power and engineering BIM design software company. RIB was the subject of a €1.4bn bid from France-based …

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Procore: Lockdown accelerates demand for digital transformation

Independent research commissioned by SaaS vendor Procore shows a UK construction shift in technology adoption during the COVID-19 pandemic. Procore, the US-based provider of construction management software which has been expanding in the UK, says the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a shift in attitudes to technology in the construction industry. In March 2020 (read: Coronavirus, construction …

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